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UPDATED WITH First Photos, CivicX Q&A, Walkaround Video, Press Conference and Official Press Release:

If you haven't heard yet, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe will be revealed today at a private event in downtown Los Angeles, scheduled to begin at 2PM Pacific!

CivicX will be there to provide you all the photos, videos, info and more, both today at the Preview Event and tomorrow where it will be shown again at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show!

If you have any burning questions related to the new Civic Coupe, post it up here and we'll ask a Honda representative -- time and opportunity allowing.

CivicX Q&A: [Updated with Q&A from LA Auto Show - in blue]

Q: What model is this?
A: This is the EX-L model.

Q: Dimensions of the coupe?
A: The coupe is 5.5 inches shorter than the sedan!! All of that came off the rear overhang. Front overhang and wheelbase are the same as the sedan. As a result, the front and rear overhang are the same length on the coupe. Trunk is bigger than previous generation.

Q: Released by end of year? If not how early next year?
A: Not by end of this year. First quarter of next year. [Update: We asked for clarification on the "first quarter 2016" statement and Honda confirmed that it is indeed going to be March. As it turned out, their press release offered more specificity than the reps were providing to the media attendees.]

Q: Different car at show tomorrow?
A: Same car tomorrow at the show.

Q: What technical differences than sedan?
A: Basically the same except what was in the presentation (see slides above).

Q: Manual available for turbo model?
A: That's in development just like for the sedan.

Q: More colors expected than sedan?
A: CivicX has confirmed that the green color seen on prototype will be available. Whether any additional ones will be available will be known at launch.

Q: Should we expect both Si coupe and sedan?
A: They are working on multiple Si variants is as specific as they could get.

Q: Is the spoiler standard?
A: This is an accessory wing spoiler and accessory wheels.

Q: Same exact performance as the sedan?
A: Virtually same performance. The car is lighter than the sedan due to shorter length so it will be lighter, which may result in some incremental performance benefit.

Q: Weight?
A: The coupe is lighter than both the 2016 sedan and a similarly-equipped outgoing 2015 Civic coupe.

Q: Wheel options?
A: Same wheels as the sedan for all models.

Q: What is the center exhaust pipe cutout on the coupe?
A: The bracket that contains the cutout is to give the car extra stiffness. The cutout is purely for weight savings and has no effect on sound.

Q: Torsional rigidity of the coupe compared to the sedan?
A: They are different [Honda would not yet disclose which is more rigid], but traditionally speaking, sedans tend to be stiffer.

Q: Are there suspension differences between the coupe and sedan?
A: Yes, the coupe's suspension will be tuned to be sportier, but they are not disclosing exactly what changes have been made.

Q: How much wider is the coupe?
A: It is 2-inches wider than the outgoing 2015 Civic coupe.

Q: Why are the exhaust tips hidden?
A: It is in keeping with Honda's green image.

Q: Is cargo space different?
A: Yes, the coupe's trunk is slightly bigger than the sedan.






Official Honda Press Release:


Dynamically Styled, More Powerful and Fuel-Efficient 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Makes First Public Appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show

Nov 17, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • 2016 Civic Coupe set to launch in March as the latest addition to Honda's expansive and sporty new 10th-generation Civic lineup
  • Lower roofline, more compact form and signature taillight differentiate the more personal and sporty Coupe design
  • Two powerful and fuel-efficient powerplants, including first ever Honda turbo engine for Civic Coupe
  • State-of-the-art connectivity with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay™ and new Honda embedded navigation system by Garmin
  • Sporty and spacious, interior space grows by 8.4 cubic feet and rear-seat legroom is up more than 5 inches.
The newest member of the completely reengineered and reimagined 10th-generation Civic lineup – the 2016 Civic Coupe – will make its first public appearance at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Launching in March, the 2016 Civic Coupe delivers an even sportier and emotional take on the new Civic design while benefitting from the multitude of upgrades to the 10th-generation Civic lineup, including a sophisticated and sporty new chassis, a more spacious and quieter cabin, class-leading fuel-economy ratings and targeted top-in-class crash safety ratings.

The new 2016 Civic Coupe, like its sedan counterpart, will feature two advanced new engines, including the first-ever turbo engine for the Coupe, delivering more power, performance and fuel efficiency. All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the new, line-topping Touring trim, also receive significant upgrades to interior style, with soft-touch materials and high-grade finishes, along with a bevy of new standard and available features, including the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as well as both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

“We continue on our epic 10th-generation Civic journey with the sportiest, most sophisticated and tech-savvy Civic Coupe yet,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division. “I think our customers are going to be utterly surprised by what this new Coupe delivers in terms of refinement, safety, efficiency and fun-to-drive performance.”

The 2016 Civic Coupe is the second in a series of new 10th-generation Civic models that Honda is launching over the course of the next 18 months, including the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, the first-ever Civic 5-door hatchback for the U.S. market, Civic Si performance variants and for the first time in the U.S., the radical new Civic Type-R.

Civic Coupe Styling
The 2016 Civic Coupe carries forward the sporty and premium character of the 10th-generation Civic design, including the bold front fascia, fast-back profile and sharp-edged detailing, as well as its more athletic wheels out proportions – its longer wheelbase (+2.9 inches), wider body (+1.9 inches), shortened front overhang (-1.4 inches) and wider stance. The new Coupe also benefits from the lower seating position, or hip point, of the new Civic platform, which amplifies the Coupe's low, wide and planted dynamic driving character.

From the A-pillars rearward, the Coupe features unique exterior styling with a lower and more steeply raked roofline, nearly 1 inch lower than the Sedan, and more compact proportions, with the rear overhang and overall length shortened by 5.5 inches. The new Coupe also features an exclusive rear taillight design that carries the arch of the distinctive C-shaped LED taillights across the full length of the rear deck lid.

Sporty and Spacious Coupe Interior
The 2016 Civic Coupe's sportier design does not come at the expense of passenger comfort, as interior space grows by 8.4 cubic feet and rear seat legroom is increased by more than 5 inches, compared to the outgoing Coupe model. The new Civic Coupe interior strikes a more premium tone with high-quality materials and high-contrast finishes. These include a new one-piece, soft-touch instrument panel with molded stitching; more premium seat fabrics; a new full-color TFT center meter (EX and above trims); door inserts with real stitching; an LED shift indicator and LED overhead lighting; and for EX and higher trims, a leather shift lever boot.

Civic Coupe Feature Upgrades
All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the new line-topping Touring, feature upgraded interiors and an expanded list of standard and available technologies and features. New standard equipment includes auto on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, acoustic glass windshield, automatic climate control (dual-zone in upper trims), Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold and Walk-Away auto door locks. New available features include Honda LED headlights, Remote engine start, heated front seats and side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, full-color TFT center meter and seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen.

Civic Coupe Audio and Connectivity
The new Civic Coupe delivers the latest in audio and connected-car technology, including more powerful audio systems; an available new Android OS-based, 7-inch Display Audio touch screen interface; a bevy of streaming audio options such as Pandora®, SiriusXM® and HD Radio™; and for trims with Display Audio, full compatibility with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® platforms. The Civic Coupe highest trims will also feature a new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin.

Advanced New Powertrains
The 2016 Civic Coupe will launch with two more powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, Lower trims receive a new 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC™ engine turning out 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque1 (+15 HP and +9 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) with anticipated EPA fuel-economy ratings of 31/41/35 mpg2 (city/highway/combined) for models equipped with CVT. This engine can also be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission on the lowest trim. Civic Coupe mid to highest trims are powered by a new 1.5-liter DOHC direct-injected TURBO – the first-ever turbocharged engine for Civic Coupe – putting out a peak 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque3 (+31 HP and +33 lb.-ft. vs. 2015 Civic 1.8L) with anticipated EPA ratings of 31/42/35 mpg2.

Advanced Safety Performance
The 2016 Civic Coupe utilizes Honda's next generation Advanced Compatibility Body Structure™ (ACE™) working in conjunction with advanced airbags and seatbelts to provide a high degree of safety performance. Utilizing these systems in conjunction with the available new Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, the 2016 Civic Coupe with Honda Sensing™ targets the highest available U.S. safety ratings – an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

About Honda
Honda offers a complete lineup of Honda cars, trucks and service with a network of more than 1,000 Honda dealerships within the United States. Eight Honda auto plants in North America, including four in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year. In 2014, more than 97 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America using domestic and globally sourced parts.

1Peak power: 158 HP @ 6000 rpm (SAE net), peak torque: 138 ft-lb @ 4200 rpm (SAE net).

2Based on internal testing; 2016 EPA mileage ratings not available at time of publishing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3Peak power: 174 HP @ 5500 (SAE net); peak torque; 164 ft-lb from 1800 to 5500 rpm (SAE net)


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Will it be released before the end of the year? If not, how early next year?
 

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Awesome looking forward to your coverage. I'd lke to know all the differences with the sedan. Hopefully they give dimensions/specs but what other changes were made to the body etc.
 

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1.5L manual transmission available at any point for the coupe?
 

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1.5L manual transmission available at any point for the coupe?
Honda's already said that a manual will be available for the 1.5T equipped models for 2017MY :)
 

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How many additional colors for coupe?

Both Si coupe and sedan again for this gen?

Same exact performance between the coupe and sedan?
 

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Honda's already said that a manual will be available for the 1.5T equipped models for 2017MY :)
I saw the image but I'd like to hear something more official and would be nice if we had more specific timing. Who knows they could throw us a bone.
 

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I don't think we'll hear anything about the 1.5 MT until discussion focuses on MY2017. We still have the Si variants to absorb before publications focus on the future.
 

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Can't wait for this. Can you please grab some nice profile shots showing how far the rear bumper protrudes. I'm hoping it's not as bulbous as the prototype photos make it look.
 

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I'm expecting the real deal to be much better looking than what is shown in those pics.

Any word on this being streamed anywhere? If not can you guys post video later?
 
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Added photos of the event to the first post. Stay tuned as it will continue to be updated as the event gets rolling.
 

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